Note the obvious Strength and distribution of weight in the illustration on the left compared to the weakness and pressures being applied to the lumber (lower) back vertebrae and muscles in the illustration on the right. Also note how the upper spine and muscular system is being put under strain in the illustration on the right.
- Posture and good health go together. It is as important as eating right, being active, exercising, getting a good night's sleep and avoiding excesses of potentially harmful substances like alcohol, drugs and tobacco. Good posture creates more energy, whilst relieving stress and fatigue. Good posture is a crucial key to being healthy and physically fit.
- Good posture is a very important component for the correct workings of the Digestive System.
- Unfortunately, the importance of good posture in an overall fitness program is often overlooked even by fitness instructors. Once the benefits of good posture are appreciated, the results will be well-being and good health, which will serve you positively throughout your life. It is never too late to make improvements. Remember that your body is constantly looking forward to any lifestyle improvements that you will make. You will be avoiding major problems and discomfort. Should you have an unfortunate fall or physical injury, you will be able to absorb and cope much easier and the injury should be less severe, which will allow you to enjoy continued good living.